Transit Of Mercury In USA

What Does Transit Of Mercury Means?

A transit of Mercury across the Sun takes place when the planet Mercury comes between the Sun and the Earth, and Mercury is seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun.

Mercury is a physically small planet, only three thousand miles in diameter, compared to Earth’s almost eight thousand. During the transit, Mercury will be visible as a tiny dot near the Sun’s northern edge. The planet will be ten seconds of arc in diameter, only one-half of one percent of the solar disc. This tiny size will require substantial magnification to see the Mercury’s disc against the Sun. A two-inch-diameter telescope is probably the minimum required to see the transit.


Both our Earth and Mercury are moving in the same direction, counterclockwise as viewed downward from the north. Mercury is in an orbit that is much closer to the Sun, so it moves faster. From our viewpoint, speedy Mercury will approach the Sun from its west side. But Mercury and the Earth are not quite in the same orbital plane. The orbit of Mercury is tilted seven degrees from that of the Earth. This tilt usually takes Mercury above or below the Sun as seen from the Earth.

But there are two times a year that if Mercury happens to pass the Sun, it will crosses in front of the Sun. One of these times is around May 8, the other around November 10. If the transit occurs on either of these dates, Mercury will travel across the center of the Sun’s disc. The longer before or after those dates that a transit occurs, the farther Mercury will be from the center of the Sun. Our November 15 event will occur just at the end of the November transit “window”. As such, Mercury will be very near the north edge of the Sun during the transit. If Mercury had taken a day longer to pass the Sun, there would not be a transit at all.

Last Transit Of Mercury

The last transit of Mercury occurred on November 15, 1999. It was not visible from Europe The last visible of transit  from Europe occurred on November 10, 1973.

Region of visibility and invisibility

Here i have given the regions of visibility and invisibility of the May 9 transit. The cloud dataset is extracted from polar-satellite images acquired between 1982 and 2009 and compiled as part of the Patmos-x project. “Cloud” is a difficult parameter to measure, as it can be thin or thick, water or ice, and often composed of elements too small to register in the satellite image. The determination of whether a scene is cloudy or not is a process that is fraught with measurement biases, and so the map below should be used as an indication of the relative cloudiness of a region rather than the absolute probability of seeing the transit.

In North America, the best weather occurs over the southwestern deserts of the USA and adjoining parts of coastal Mexico.  Sunshine favours the Mediterranean coast of Europe and both the northern and southern thirds of Africa, though only the western Sahara is located to see the entire transit. It should come as no surprise that all of the best-situated regions are near or within the Earth’s great deserts, except for the cloud-free weather atop the Greenland icecap.

transit of usa

In addition to the telescope, you will need a full-aperture solar filter. This is a filter that reduces the brightness of the Sun by a factor of 10,000. They are placed over the front of telescope, covering the entire front aperture. This keeps the Sun’s heat from even entering the telescope. If you have a small filter that goes over the eyepiece, throw it out: the Sun’s heat could potentially crack the filter while you are looking through it. This would allow the full heat of the Sun, concentrated by the telescope and eyepiece to reach your eye. You will suffer extensive eye damage, so only use the full-aperture solar filter or do not look at the Transit.

There will not be another transit of Mercury visible from western North America until 2016, so don’t miss this one!

Time Zone Transit Starts Entry Finished Middle Exit Begins Transit Ends
Eastern 4:11 p.m. 4:22 p.m. 4:41 p.m. 4:58 p.m. 5:10 p.m.
Central 3:11 p.m. 3:22 p.m. 3:41 p.m. 3:59 p.m. 4:10 p.m.
Mountain 2:11 p.m. 2:23 p.m. 2:41 p.m. 2:59 p.m. 3:10 p.m.
Pacific 1:12 p.m. 1:23 p.m. 1:41 p.m. 1:59 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
Alaskan 12:12 p.m. 12:23 p.m. 12:41 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 1:11 p.m.
33° 29° 23° 16° 13°

The next transits will be on

The next transit will appear on November 11, 2019,but it will appear only as a part as the sun set before transit finish



Of course, the weather forecast for the day will provide much more usable predictions for the event.

NASA Transit site


Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle (sometimes also referred to as the Devil’s Triangle) is a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean bordered by a line from Florida to the islands of Bermuda, to Puerto Rico and then back to Florida. It is one of the biggest mysteries of our time – that perhaps isn’t really a mystery. Continue reading “BERMUDA TRIANGLE”

Famous Temples in USA

Famous Temples In USA

Famous Temples in USA-Are there too many Hindu temples in America today?


A brief count of Hindu-temple websites and the number of temples listed with the “Council for Hindu Temples of USA” reveal a conservative estimate of about 80 temples.

Far too many, in my opinion.i have listed few

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Top 10 Largest Hotels in the world

Top 10 Largest Hotels In The World

Below list shows the largest hotels in the world.

The Palazzo

Location: Las Vegas, United States

Rooms: 7117

The Palazzo

Palazzo is a luxury hotel and casino resort and named the largest hotel in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.

It is situated between Wynn and The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. One of the tallest completed building in Nevada. This all-suite hotel offers the largest standard accommodations on the Las Vegas Strip with 53 floors. The Palazzo was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2009, and has been awarded the honor every year since.


MGM Grand Las Vegas       

Location: Las Vegas, United States

Rooms: 6,852

MGM Grand Las Vegas

This colossal, emerald-colored casino resort is fronted by a signature 45-foot bronze lion situated on the South end of the Strip across from the Tropicana.

The modern rooms have sleek furnishings, glass-topped desks and marble bathrooms; suites add living areas and Roman bathtubs. Some wellness-themed rooms feature air purification systems, aromatherapy diffusers, and access to a special lounge. A resort fee includes Wi-Fi and access to a workout room.

Perks include 4 pools, 3 whirlpools, and a lazy river, live entertainment, a spa and fitness center a huge casino, trendy nightclubs, and numerous fine dining and casual restaurants


First World Hotel

Location: Malaysia

Rooms: 6118

First World Hotel

A three-star hotel, making it the third-largest hotel in the world by number of rooms. It was the largest hotel in the world with 52 floors until The Palazzo. It consists of Tower 1 and Tower 2, with 1,669 standard rooms, 3,307 deluxe rooms, 69 deluxe triple rooms, 493 superior deluxe rooms and 136 world club rooms.


Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Location: Orlando, United States

Rooms: 5524

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

A resort which is a part of the Disney world and totally having 30 buildings with 3 floors each. It is one of five Resorts in the Value Resort category, along with Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

As is characteristic with all Disney Value resorts, the property is decorated with giant novelty items such as Surfboard Bay, the baseball-themed Grand Slam Pool and a football field, and a giant football helmet.


Izmailovo Hotel  

Location: Moscow, Russia

Rooms: 5,000

Izmailovo Hotel

The Izmailovo Hotel was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics, because Moscow lacked enough hotel rooms in 30 stories each other. It is usually rated a three star hotel (Alfa, Vega and Delta are rated four star hotels) and its four buildings, Alfa, Beta, Vega and Gamma-Delta, are independently managed.

Wynn Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, United States

Rooms: 4,750



It is a luxury resort and casino has 93 floors. The resort covers 215 acres. The resort has earned AAA five diamond, Mobil five-star, Forbes five-star, Michelin five star, and Zagat Survey Top U.S. Hotel ratings, as well as one Michelin star for its restaurant Wing Lei.

It is considered to be one of the finest hotels in the world and collectively hold more Forbes five-star awards than any other resort and casino in the world.


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Location: Las Vegas, United States

Rooms: 4426

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino


A 43-story luxury hotel and casino, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. One of the property’s towers operates as the Delano, also the Four Seasons Hotel is independently operated within the Mandalay Bay tower, occupying 5 floors (35–39).

The Mandalay Bay Tram connects the resort to its sister properties, Excalibur and Luxor, all three of which were constructed by Circus Enterprises before its sale to MGM.


Luxor Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, united States

Rooms: 4408

Luxor Las Vegas

The 30-story hotel owned and operated by International. Due to the 2008 to 2009 renovation, it has a new, highly modernized design including 442 suites, lining the interior walls of a pyramid-shaped tower and within more recent twin 22-story ziggurat towers.

Luxor is the largest hotel in Las Vegas and the seventh largest in the world as of 2010.


The Ambassador City Jomtien

Location: pattaya, Thailand

Rooms: 4219

The Ambassador City Jomtien

The Ambassador City Jomtien   is a large resort. It occupies a 40-acre campus overlooking the beach and nearby mountains. It consists of five buildings that each contain 150 to 2,000 suites, plus eight restaurants, several bars and nightclubs, a convention center, and a sports/fitness facility that claims to have Asia’s largest swimming pool.


The Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Location: Las vagus, United States

Rooms: 4008

The Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a hotel and casino, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

Often Excalibur uses the Arthurian theme in several ways and named as mythical sword of King Arthur. Its facade is a stylized image of a castle. The hotel is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to neighboring casinos to the north to the east.

Top 10 Tallest Mountains in the world

Tallest mountains in the world

This article is about mountains on Earth. For the Solar System, see List of tallest mountains in the Solar System.

There are at least 109 mountains with elevations greater than 7,200 metres (23,622 ft) above sea level. All of these mountains are located in southern and central Asia. Only those summits are included that, by an objective measure, may be considered individual mountains as opposed to subsidiary peaks.

Mount Everest

Location:  Mahalangur, Himalayas.

Height: 8,848 metres


Mount Everest, is the first highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest is the place of attractions so many highly experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were made by British mountaineers.

Mount K2

Location: Qogir, Godwin Austen

Height: 8,611 metres


K2 is the 2nd highest mountain and most dangerous mountain in the world. This is because of the massiveness in the size of this mountain and the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, which include mostly American expeditions.


Location: Sikkim and Nepal, India

Height: 8,586 metres



The main peak of Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount has five peaks connected continuously to it. Kanchenjunga has an enormous mass with numerous satellite peaks along its ridges.


Location: Nepal

Height: 8516 metres


Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Everest via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. It is located at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal.


Location: southern part of Mount Everest

Height: 8,485 metres


Makalu, One of the eight-thou sanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid and it’s on the bordered between Nepal and China.

 Cho Oyu   

Location: China

Height: 8,188 metres

cho oyu

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and in the Border of Tibet and china. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the Tibet-Nepal border.


Dhaulagiri I

Location: North of central Nepal

Height: 8,167 metres


Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Its name means “White Mountain”. This mountain, along with Annapurna, is home to a more dramatic scene than most of the other mountains, for they face each other while separated by a valley.



Location: Mansiri himal, Nepal

Height: 8,163 metres


Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world.Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. It is said that just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.

 Nanga Parbat     

Location: Pakistan

Height: 8,126 metres

nanga parbat

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain. Although the name is Urdu for “Naked Mountain”, for first half of the twentieth century it was known as “Killer Mountain”. It was called this because it used to be an incredibly dangerous climb to the top. Now however, it is less dangerous to climb, but still very difficult. This mountain is an immense and dramatic peak that rises above its surrounding area in Pakistan.


Location: central Nepal

Height: 8,091 metres


Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal which is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Its peaks are some of the world’s most dangerous to climb. In fact, they have a fatality rate of about forty percent.